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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Information from the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives website. Includes Benefits Overview, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process details, information on hearings, denials, and abandoned claims.

Social Security Income (SSI) Overpayments

Information about what to do when social Security sends you a letter saying you owe money.

Social Security (SSA) Disability Related Claims

Information about representing yourself in a disability related claim including hearing and appeal rights.

SSI Disabled Child Benefits

Does your child have a medical problem that affects their ability to learn, to make or keep friends, or do other things that a kid should be able to do? Find our if your child may be eligible for monthly cash payments through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain, maintain or advance in competitive integrated employment and achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.

ABLE Accounts - Saving Money for Disability-Related Expenses Without Losing Public Benefits

The Louisiana Achieving a Better Life Experience Act Program (ABLE) allows families to save for disability-related expenses of their loved ones. The advantage of this program is that it allows the family to save without worrying about whether the assets in an account will be counted as an asset for purposes of determining eligibility for federal and state benefits programs such as Medicaid and Social Security.

Social Security (SSDI) Disability Claims and Unfair Denial or Treatment

Do you feel like your social security disability claim was unfairly denied or you were treated unfairly during the claim process? This article explains the difference between an appeal and a complaint. It includes information from the Social Security Administration (SSA) on how to appeal and how to file a complaint.

AARP of Louisiana

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age.

Brain Injury Alliance of Louisiana

BIALA and United Spinal Association, LA Chapter provides information and support to survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries, their caregivers and professionals. BIALA and United Spinal Association, LA Chapter provides access to numerous support groups throughout the state for those dealing with brain and spinal cord injuries.

Families Helping Families Centers

Find the Families Helping Families Center nearest you. This non-profit helps families with members who have special needs.

Find a HRSA Community Health Center

Search for HRSA Funded Health Centers

Find State Benefits

Need more help? Find out if you may be eligible for Louisiana government benefits with this Benefit Navigator.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Official website for the federal agency that handles Social Security benefits.

Social Security (SSA) Benefits Calculator

Find out how what kind of benefits you might be able to get. You will need to answer questions on the Social Security website to get an estimate of different kinds of benefits.

Social Security Survivors' Benefits

Your family members may receive survivors benefits if you die. If you are working and paying into Social Security, some of those taxes you pay are for survivors benefits. Your spouse, children, and parents could be eligible for benefits based on your earnings. You may receive survivors benefits when a family member dies. You and your family could be eligible for benefits based on the earnings of a worker who died. The deceased person must have worked long enough to qualify for benefits.

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